Canadian NBA star Tristan Thompson has been appointed as a global ambassador for the Special Olympics. Thompson expressed his enthusiasm, stating, 'This is a great opportunity to support an amazing organization, but also use my platform and voice to help support athletes with intellectual disabilities. As a Global Ambassador, I will help inspire others to be more inclusive and take action to help change the stereotypes that exist for people with disabilities.' Thompson's dedication to promoting inclusivity and challenging stereotypes aligns perfectly with the Special Olympics' mission of empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports and community engagement. His involvement will undoubtedly inspire positive change and foster greater acceptance and support for athletes of all abilities.